Bodleian Social Science Library

Bodleian Social Science Library



Bodleian Social Science Library
University of Oxford Manor Road Building Manor Road


01865 271093



Library Staff

Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics & International Relations:

Jo Gardner

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

Weeks 0 to 9: Mon to Fri 09.00 to 22.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00, Sun 11.00 to 19.00.,


Mon to Fri 09.00 to 19.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00 (Christmas) Sat 10.00 to 16.00 (Summer), Sun CLOSED. Open in Easter Vacation Sun 11.00-19.00.


The SSL will be closed: Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, Friday 10 April until Monday 13 April 2020, Saturday 29 August until Monday 31 August (all dates inclusive). The SSL will be open both Bank Holidays in May.

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.


Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

Registration required. A charge may apply.,

Subjects Covered

The Social Science Library supports teaching, learning, and research in the departments of:, Economics, Geography, International Development, Politics & International Relations, Sociology, and Social Policy and Social Work, and in the Centres for Criminology, Refugee Studies, Russian & East European Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies.

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